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Love My Girls With All Their Curls

2015 May 28
by Emily Hill

There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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My girls have curls, and while they’re not in the middle of their forehead (curly bangs aren’t really in style), they are everywhere else.

My girls are rarely horrid but let’s be honest, teenage girls have their moments.

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Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign
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Lauren somehow ended up with the lion’s share of curly hair and it keeps getting curlier as she continues to mature. I love all the curliness going on with those two, but I haven’t quite figured out how they feel about it. Sometimes they point out extra curly strands of hair and how cool they are when they spring back like a coil, but other times they complain about the frizzies and the wispies and all the craziness that goes along with a head full of thick, curly hair.

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Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign
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Some of us should be so lucky.

I asked Madison what she thought of her curly hair: “Oh, I love it curly. I used to not, but I like how much it bounces and has so much more life in it than straight hair. Plus it can hold a curl or hold it straight real well. And I like how my boyfriend likes to play with my hair, and also likes my flippies.”

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Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign
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And then I asked Lauren: “I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. Sometimes I love it…when the curls are totally un-frizzy and beautiful and frame my face. And sometimes it’s just frizz and I look like a lion on a bad hair day.”

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Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign
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I think we all have love/hate relationships with our hair but it’s a lot more common among women and girls with curly hair. And Dove Hair wants to change that. Through their #LoveYourCurls campaign, Dove Hair is on a mission to teach the curly-haired female population to embrace and celebrate their curls.

Why is this so important? Because:

  • One in 3 women in the U.S. have curly hair.
  • Women and girls with curly hair tend to feel less confident.
  • Only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful.
  • Only 10% of women in the U.S. with curly hair feel proud of their hair.

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I’m all about doing whatever I can to ensure my girls have as much self-confidence as possible, so I’m way on board with Love Your Curls.

One part of the campaign includes the new Quench Absolute hair care line designed specifically for curly hair (more on that in a bit), and the other part includes the Love Your Curls book, a “poetic tribute to curly hair inspired by real women.”

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Dove Hair Love Your Curls book and Dove Quench Absolute Hair Care

Dove Hair Love Your Curls book
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Written by best-selling author Taiye Selasi and illustrated by Annick Poirier, my girls enjoyed reading the honest words written by other curly-haired women. Madison’s favorite was “Once Upon a Time,” the perfect story for those who may have a much younger daughter fighting unruly locks. Lauren really liked “To My Younger Self” and though perhaps she’ll end up writing something similar when she gets older.

Oh, the things I wish I could tell my younger self.

The really cool thing about Love Your Curls is the ability to create a personalized e-book complete with dedication AND a custom poem with an illustration designed from your uploaded photo.

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Dove Love Your Curls book

Dove Love Your Curls book

Dove Love Your Curls book
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If you want to do the same for your daughter/friend/neighbor, head over to Dove.com/LoveYourCurls to download your free custom e-book.

While the Love Your Curls book empowers girls and women, the new line of Dove Quench Absolute hair care products empowers their curls. It provides four times the defined, natural curls and a nourished, smooth finish due to formulas infused with protein, nutrients and Buriti oil.

That buriti oil is a new one for me. Apparently it’s amazing like argan oil but even better for curly hair.

The Dove Quench Absolute system includes:

  • Ultra Nourishing Shampoo: cleanses curly hair, leaving it feeling soft and smooth; nourishing formula leaves hair strengthened from the core
  • Ultra Nourishing Conditioner: absorbs effortlessly into the hair, strengthening it from the core; increases manageability of curls for a smooth finish
  • Intensive Restoration Mask: envelopes each curl to deliver intense nourishment for ultimate smoothness and hydration
  • Supreme Crème Serum: contains high levels of glycerine to penetrate and nourish wet or dry hair

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Both girls tried their hair—er, hand—at the new Dove Quench Absolute system and both loved how much softer their hair felt after using the products. That’s pretty impressive considering how dry Madison’s hair always feels (especially the ends) due to swimming and how “tired” Lauren’s feels due to her constantly pulling it into buns day after day.

I may have run my fingers through their curls to double check about the softness. They weren’t lying.

Those products may have improved the health of their gorgeous curls, but would it have any effect on their ability to whip their hair back and forth?

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Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign

Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign

Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign

Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign
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Apparently the hair whip is still intact if not more a bit more whippy. Man, I love those girls of mine.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Father’s Day Playdate + an Amazing GIVEAWAY from Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

2015 May 27
by Emily Hill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars. All opinions are 100% mine.

Memorial Day seemed like the perfect day for a family playdate. We’d finished all the weekend chores getting ready for our Memorial Day barbecue Saturday night, so what better way to enjoy a school- and work-free Monday than inviting a couple friends and their moms over for some fun in the sun and a little Father’s Day crafting.

Dads were left at home because having them there would have ruined the Father’s Day surprise!

Quaker Chewy sent us a super fun playdate kit for some added inspiration—and help—when planning our family playdate. I came up with an idea for a fun and easy Father’s Day project and thought I’d combine it with a bit of outdoor play so there weren’t quite as many wiggles to control while crafting.

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Quaker Chewy Granola Bars KeepPlaying 1
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We started outdoors on the kids’ favorite backyard accessory (and Mom’s worst nightmare), our trampoline.

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Kids jumping on the trampoline
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Then we cranked up the bubble machine because, let’s be honest, bubbles always make everything better.

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Kids jumping on the trampoline with bubbles
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Our friends brought over their mini bounce house, which of course the boys took over and claimed as their own.

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Boys in the bounce house
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After some jumping, popping, hopping, bouncing, more jumping and some good ol’ ball throwing (that Nerf Bash Ball is George’s new favorite toy), the kids took a break to refuel. I brought out a selection of Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars and juice boxes and they inhaled them like it was their last meal.

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Kids taking a snack break on the trampoline
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Did you know granola bars are the perfect snack to eat while playing a game of “guess the shape of the cloud”? I love easily contained snacks!

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Kids taking a snack break on the trampoline
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Once they were done with snack time, we headed inside so the kids could make Sharpie mugs. It was my first time making them and so I did a bit of research. I found this tutorial the most helpful and then learned a couple other things along the way. (I’ll be sharing our project in a post next week—don’t miss it!)

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Sharpie mugs with kids

Sharpie mugs with kids
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Not pictured: The kids having a second Quaker Chewy Granola Bar while working on their mugs.

It’s not hard to believe they had seconds when these granola bars come in classically yummy flavors like Chocolate Chip, S’mores and Oatmeal Raisin. And because they’re made with the goodness of 8 grams of whole grains in every bar, they’re the perfect hassle-free snack for fueling families no matter the activity—playdate, reunion, road trip…even yard work.

Because Quaker is all about inspiring families to play together (family play is great for memory making!), the company is inviting parents to participate in its Keep Playing! With Chewy promotion (#KeepPlaying). Now through June 13, 2015, parents can visit www.ChewyKeepPlaying.com to enter for a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize to make over their family’s favorite play space PLUS weekly chances to win a $500 gift card.*

* No purchase necessary. See www.ChewyKeepPlaying.com for official rules.

And now for the amazing giveaway!
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One lucky ITRML reader will win a Quaker Chewy Playdate Kit valued at approximately $100!

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The Quaker Chewy Playdate Kit includes:

  • Chewy Playdate invitation pack to plan a fun family playdate
  • Classic Bocce Ball set for endless hours of outdoor summer play
  • Gazillion Bubble Monsoon bubble machine for the whole family to enjoy
  • Sidewalk chalk set to get creative outdoors
  • Puzzle perfect for indoor or outdoor play
  • NERF Bash Ball for easy family fun
  • Variety of Chewy Granola Bars* to help fuel family play
  • Red storage bin for storing your family’s favorite toys

*Chewy Granola Bars may contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts. As a playdate host, please be sure to inform your guests in case of food allergies.

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Filtered Water on the Go + the Best Way to Get Your RDA of H2O if You’re a Diet Coke Drinker

2015 May 26
by Emily Hill

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

I’ll admit it. I am a total failure when it comes to drinking the recommended 64+ ounces of water a day. I probably get a good 20 ounces thanks to the gym but that’s only three times a week (spin class and Zumba) because yoga rarely requires hydration. Other than Monday, Wednesday and Friday, my main source of hydration is Diet Coke, and I’m pretty sure that doesn’t count.

My problem with drinking water on the go is I’m either filling a reusable water bottle with drinking fountain water (yuck!) or doing the environmentally unfriendly thing and drinking bottled water. I want to love the environment but I also want to love the taste of my water. That’s why I’m super excited about the new Brita water bottles AND my new rule for making sure Diet Coke drinkers like myself get their RDA of H2O.

First, the bottles…because we’re talking great-tasting filtered water on the go. I checked out three of Brita’s new water bottles in the hardware section at my local Walmart.

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Brita Water Bottles -- filtered water on the go thanks to Brita!

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Though the Brita Hard-Sided Water Bottle (center) seemed durable and came in a lovely shade of pink, and the Brita Sport Water Bottle (right) seemed a good fit for the gym, I went with the Brita Soft Squeeze Water Bottle (left) because of its slimmer shape (easier for fitting into our pool tote bag) and squeezier design (easier for little hands to use).

I couldn’t wait to get it home and check out how Brita incorporated their awesome filters into a water bottle. I shouldn’t have been surprised it was done easily and seamlessly.

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Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottle -- awesome for filtered water on the go!

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Let’s get a closer look at the nifty little Brita filter.

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Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottle -- awesome for filtered water on the go!

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I gave my new Brita Soft Squeeze Water Bottle a good test run by taking it to spin class.

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Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottle -- awesome for filtered water on the go!

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Bringing it to yoga (just in case).

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Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottle -- awesome for filtered water on the go!

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And toting it around with me on all my errands.

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Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottle -- awesome for filtered water on the go!

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I loved the fresh taste of filtered water, though I was disappointed with how quickly the water came to room temperature. I either need more ice or I need to drink that filtered water faster. Perhaps Brita can come up with an insulated version of their new water bottles (hint, hint).

I will say this…the new Brita water bottles couldn’t come any sooner. Summer is just around the corner along with crazy hot days spent at the water park, soccer games, local zoo—all those places where refilling your water is a must for survival. You don’t want to be caught sans water filter when the only way to refill your water bottle is via the community drinking fountain (or bathroom sink).

And now for the best way to get your RDA of H2O if you’re a Diet Coke drinker like myself. Are you ready? Here goes.
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No Diet Coke until you’ve filled—and finished—your water bottle at least three times.

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It sounds simple enough but I’m telling you, this is nearly impossible for me but I know I need to do it so my body is healthier (and I can better thin out the Diet Coke running in my veins).

This may be hard for you early-morning Diet Coke drinkers. If you’re caffeinating before 9:00 a.m., I’m going to assume you’re also caffeinating throughout the day. I’m willing to change the rule slightly for you. You may have that early-morning beverage but you can NOT have another one until you’ve followed the above rule. Deal?

I’m going to assume you answered, “Deal!” because you need a bazillion ounces more water in your life like I do.

This new rule/goal/mission/ultimatum means you’ll see this Brita water bottle with cold, filtered water on my desk long before you’ll see a Sonic Route 44 Diet Coke with vanilla and pebble ice.

At least that’s the plan.

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Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottle -- awesome for filtered water on the go!

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You can find Brita water bottles in the hardware section at your local Walmart, and you can engage with Brita online via Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Layered Pesto Dip

2015 May 21
by Emily Hill


I love lightly salted, crunchy things—you know, all the chips and crackers you can find on the grocery store shelves. The fancier the crunchy thing, the more of the bag or box I’m going to eat, which is why Breton crackers are so dangerous. Their round, thin shape makes them a kinda fancy cracker and their lightly salted flavors make them highly addictive. Throw in a new line of gluten-free crackers and now you have an entirely new segment of the population in trouble…especially if you pair Breton gluten-free crackers with something savory like this layered pesto dip.

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Layered Pesto Dip -- only 4 ingredients and so yummy!

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I’m not kidding when I say the new crackers pair perfectly with this oven-baked pesto dip. I tried every flavor just to be sure.

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Breton Gluten Free Crackers

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  • Gluten-Free Herb & Garlic: Loved the hint of herb and garlic. This would pair well with a spinach artichoke dip.
  • White Bean with Salt & Pepper: This was one of my two favorites as far as the cracker of choice for the pesto dip. I’d love to try this flavor with my favorite sweet onion crack dip.
  • Gluten-Free Original with Flax: Made with arrowroot flour and green lentil flour, the flax gives this cracker a healthier flavor. I slathered on more dip to cover that up.
  • Black bean with Onion & Garlic: My other favorite as far as flavor combo with the layered pesto dip. Not the prettiest color but man, so yummy.

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Those two bean-based Breton gluten-free crackers were super tasty. It’s hard to believe beans are the main ingredients and each serving contains two grams of fiber and two grams of protein. Even better, this new line of Breton crackers are low in saturated fat, contain no artificial colors, flavors or cholesterol and are trans-fat free.

But back to the layered pesto dip. This appetizer has only four ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to prepare and only 10 minutes (or so) to bake. It’s right up there with that pepper-jelly-over-cream-cheese appetizer I love throwing together.

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Layered Pesto Dip -- only 4 ingredients and so yummy!

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When making this dish, you need to slice the cream cheese in half through the middle like this:

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Layered Pesto Dip -- only 4 ingredients and so yummy!
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Throw on a layer of pesto, Parmesan cheese and roma tomatoes and you’re good to go! Here’s what it looks like before popping it into the oven. (I used to have a smaller baking dish but it was MIA).

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Layered Pesto Dip -- only 4 ingredients and so yummy!

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A few minutes in the oven at 350 and you have a piping hot, creamy, savory, cheesy, pesto-y appetizer perfect for a grown-up party.

You don’t want to waste this layered pesto dip on the kids, trust me.

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Layered Pesto Dip -- only 4 ingredients and so yummy!

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And because it bakes for only 10 to 15 minutes, it’s a great hot appetizer for summer entertaining. Think book club, a brunch with girlfriends or evening mix & mingle with friends. Don’t forget to (gently) throw in a couple flavors of Breton gluten-free crackers!

You may want to double the recipe—I could easily eat half the dip all by myself.

Printable recipe for layered pesto dip below. Enjoy!
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Layered Pesto Dip
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
This layered pesto dip uses only four ingredients and is ready in about 15 minutes. So easy and so yummy, it will become your new favorite appetizer!
Ingredients
  • 1 (8-oz) block cream cheese
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (6.25-oz) jar pesto
  • ½ cup fresh Parmesan cheese (I use shredded but you can use grated)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut cream cheese in half through the middle (see photo). Lay both pieces next to each other in a baking dish.
  3. Spread pesto on top of cream cheese. Sprinkled Parmesan evenly over pesto and top with roma tomatoes.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately with your favorite crackers.

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If you’re looking for more tasty appetizer recipes, my appetizer & finger foods Pinterest board is chock full of ’em!

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Follow Emily Hill’s board appetizers & finger foods on Pinterest.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Low-Carb Grilled Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas

2015 May 19
by Emily Hill

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Flatout.

I’m not on a strict low-carb diet but if I can cut out carbs without sacrificing taste—or in this case, improving taste—I’m all for it. These low-carb grilled chicken and avocado quesadillas feature Flatout’s new ProteinUP red pepper & hummus flatbread wraps.

And man, they’re good!

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Low-Carb Grilled Chicken Pepper Jack and Avocado Quesadillas. These quesadillas feature Flatout ProteinUP Red Pepper Hummus low-carb wraps for a healthier quesadilla.

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Flatout has this new line of ProteinUP flatbread wraps that are high in protein, low in carbs and packed full of flavor. Each flatbread has 12g to 15g of protein (from beans not protein isolates—so much tastier!) and only 8g to 10g net carbs (more than two eggs!). I used the Red Pepper Hummus flavor for these low-carb grilled chicken quesadillas. They’re powered by chickpeas.

I love chickpeas.

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Flatout ProteinUP flatbread Red Pepper Hummus -- low carb, high protein alternative to regular flatbread. Comes in three flavors!

Flatout ProteinUP flatbread Red Pepper Hummus -- low carb, high protein alternative to regular flatbread. Comes in three flavors!

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Flatout ProteinUP flatbread wraps also come in Core 12, Flatout’s original wrap recipe with chickpeas, and Sea Salt & Crushed Black Pepper, which is powered by navy beans. Because these flatbreads are a super new product, they might not be available at every Walmart. But you should be able to find them at Publix stores and more stores soon.

And then you can make your own low-carb grilled chicken and avocado quesadillas (with both pepper jack and Mexican cheeses). Mmm…

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Low-Carb Grilled Chicken Pepper Jack and Avocado Quesadillas. These quesadillas feature Flatout ProteinUP red pepper & hummus low-carb wraps for a healthier quesadilla.

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Use this buy-one-get-one free coupon on any Flatout (or all the Flatouts): https://www.hopster.com/affiliates/partner/249/1648/3654/1

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Swimsuit season is just around the corner. Show off those summer-ready abs with these quick-and-easy recipes ideas:

  • Eggs + Bacon + Peppers = morning kickstarter
  • Turkey + Salad + ProteinUp = lunch on the go
  • Peanut Butter + Banana + ProteinUp = protein-packed pre- or post-workout snack

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Printable recipe for low-carb grilled chicken & avocado quesadillas below. Enjoy!
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Low-Carb Grilled Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas
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Recipe type: Low carb
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Serves: 4
 
These low-carb grilled chicken & avocado quesadillas feature multiple cheese and Flatout's new ProteinUP low carb, high protein flatbread wraps in Red Pepper Hummus.
Ingredients
  • 4 Flatout ProteinUP flatbread wraps in Red Pepper Hummus
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 1 (8-oz) package fully cooked grilled chicken breast strips
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sour cream
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skilled over medium-low heat.
  2. Spread ¼ of the avocado on one half of the wrap. Top with 2 oz of chicken, ⅛ cup Mexican cheeses and ⅛ cup pepper jack cheese. Fold remaining half of wrap on top. Repeat for remaining three wraps.
  3. Place two wraps at a time on the skillet and cook about 2 minutes per side until wrap is lightly toasted and cheese is melted. Serve immediately with a side of pico de gallo and sour cream.

 

If you’re looking for more tasty healthy recipes, you should browse my healthy eats Pinterest board.

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Follow Emily Hill’s board healthy eats on Pinterest.

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Butterfinger Pudding Cookies

2015 May 15
by Emily Hill

And the pudding cookies keep on comin’! Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I’ve enjoyed mixing, baking and eating a (generous) sampling from every batch. Until today, my favorite pudding cookie were these delightful M&Ms pudding cookies. Man, those were scrumptious. But today…today I may have baked a batch of pudding cookies even tastier: Butterfinger pudding cookies.

Butterfinger lovers beware, you may eat at least a half dozen of these babies…and that’s just from the first batch.

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Butterfinger Pudding Cookies - the perfect cookie for Butterfinger lovers! Soft and chewy with chunks of Butterfinger candy.

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For these Butterfinger cookies, I took my go-to pudding cookie recipe and added chunks of Butterfinger candy bar. Don’t worry, I sampled one of the Fun Size Butterfinger candy bars to make sure the bag I purchased was fresh.

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Butterfinger Pudding Cookies - the perfect cookie for Butterfinger lovers! Soft and chewy with chunks of Butterfinger candy.

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One important thing to remember when baking this pudding cookie variation: the Butterfinger candy bars will crumble as you chop them. Don’t worry, you can dump all those yummy flakes into the cookie dough. They make the dough even better!

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Butterfinger Pudding Cookies - the perfect cookie for Butterfinger lovers! Soft and chewy with chunks of Butterfinger candy.

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I pretty froze all but a dozen cookies immediately after photographing them because I wanted to EAT THEM ALL. Not that a freezer has ever stopped me from eating cookies…

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Butterfinger Pudding Cookies - the perfect cookie for Butterfinger lovers! Soft and chewy with chunks of Butterfinger candy.

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Printable recipe for Butterfinger pudding cookies below. Enjoy!
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Butterfinger Pudding Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
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Serves: 18
 
My favorite pudding cookie recipe with chunks of Butterfinger candy bar.
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4-oz) package vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 Fun Size Butterfinger candy bars (or equivalent full-size bars), coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl. Beat in instant pudding mix until blended. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in plain Butterfinger candy bar AND all those yummy crumbs.
  5. Place rounded tablespoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Let cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Here are some other pudding cookies you might (you’ll totally) enjoy:

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If you’re looking for more yummy cookies, you should browse my desserts {cookies} Pinterest board.

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Follow Emily Hill’s board desserts {cookies} on Pinterest.

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12 Crave-Worthy Corn on the Cob Recipes

2015 May 13
by Emily Hill

Corn on the cob is high on the list of foods I could eat all summer long. There’s something about a steaming corn cob chock full of juicy corn kernels that pop (for lack of a better term) when you bite into them. I’ve only ever eaten traditional corn on the cob—you know, the kind you boil then slather in butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sometimes I get all fancy and cut the corn kernels off the cob.

Or maybe it’s just lazy; flossing corn kernels out of teeth is exhausting.

This summer I think it’s time to try something new like one of these 12 crave-worthy corn on the cob recipes. From your indulgent Mexican street corn to corn cobs topped with feta and herbs, you’re bound to find a recipe you’ll want to make multiple times this summer. And most of these can be made on the grill, an added bonus on those hot summer days!

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12 Crave-Worthy Corn on the Cob Recipes -- you must try every one of these. So good! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Grilled jalapeno lime corn on the cob
Grilled jalapeno-lime corn on the cob from My Recipes

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Grilled corn fritters
Grilled corn fritters from Table for Two (okay, not technically corn on the cob but I died when I saw this recipe–holy yum!)

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Grilled corn with cayenne, lime and cotija
Grilled corn with cayenne, lime & cotija from Chow

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Corn on the cob with feta and herbs
Corn on the cob with feta & herbs from Whole Foods

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oven roasted ranch corn on the cob
Oven roasted ranch corn on the cob from Hidden Valley

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pan-seared corn on the cob
Pan-seared corn on the cob from Recipe.com

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Bad-ass corn on the cob
Bad-ass cheesy corn on the cob from Jamie Oliver

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Skinny Mexican grilled corn
Skinny Mexican grilled corn from The Cookie Rookie (see below for the unhealthy version)

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Roasted chipotle lime corn on the cob
Chipotle lime corn on the cob from Uncommon Designs

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Perfectly grilled corn on the cob
Perfectly grilled corn on the cob from Lolly Jane (yep, I have yet to grill corn)

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Smoky parmesan corn on the cob
Smoky parmesan corn on the cob from The Endless Meal

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Mexican corn on the cob
Mexican corn on the cob from Damn Delicious

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If you’re looking for some hot dog and hamburger recipes to go with your grilled corn, you should browse my burgers & hot dogs Pinterest board.

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Follow Emily Hill’s board burgers & hot dogs on Pinterest.

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